Part 1 is here: Making the nose
This is what we are trying to build again The Sunburst:
And last time we ended with the completed nose section (albeit in different colored bricks):
The Nose: revisited
Before we proceed with the rest of the ship I'll show the final build of the nose section:
|Now in a unified color scheme (but my photo is discolored darn!)|
|Here's the completed internal structure of the nose. The rounded 1x1bricks make it stronger|
The CockpitThe hardest thing about making the cockpit for me personally are two things:
1. Making the form fit the chosen windscreen
2. Making the cockpit so that a minifig can fit in
This is also the section where all the other modules will connect to.
|Observe the jumper connectors for the nose section|
|I actually misjudged the depth of the pilot seat. The minifig is almost lying down.|
Here's the sideview. The windscreen fits the cockpit assembly nicely.
Here's a view from the back. The protruding plates are there as connection points for the engine assembly.
|The underside of the cockpit.|
The bottom of the cockpit missing the additional bricks for the engine assembly.
A closer view of the side of the ship. The dark blue grey slope is where the wings will be attached.
The WingsThe wings of course are a mirrored pair of each other. Some snot techniques were used here. You can add a ton of details to your own version. The wing modules for the sunburst includes the ion engines needed for short space flights as well as planetary patrols.
|The exposed studs will be connected to the DBG slope on the sides of the cockpit.|
|Bottom details of the wing section|
The engine/warp drive:The warp drive is composed of a few odd pieces that give a machined feel to the assembly.
|The two side wings open for hyperdrive activation|
Putting it all together:Here's the sunburst with all the modules laid out and ready for final assembly.
|Take note of the details that are now apparent in the nose section.|
|Another view of the various components of the sunburst|
|The Sunburst fully assembled|
The nice thing about this particular build is I can change sections of the ship without really tearing down the other parts. I can come up with other totally new ships just by switching out the various sections.
In conclusion:This isn't by far the definitive way to build a Lego spaceship. Lego being Lego there are about a bazillion ways to have gone about building this ship.
Hopefully you people out there picked up a technique or two from what I posted.
Please feel free to share your own ship building techniques.
Until next time. Leg Godt!